Lifeskills Challenge


What is Lifeskills Challenge?

This e-learning resource – – allows schools, colleges and other providers to personalise their learners' curriculum and meet their individual needs. It will help centres meet the requirements of the Children and Families Bill and embed the SEND Code of Practice.

Choose from an online bank of challenges that recognise learners' progress in curriculum areas that are important for success in adult life. The challenges are usually about being able to do things, rather than acquiring a significant body of knowledge.

Challenges can be used to support personalised learning pathways and targets identified in a learner's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or transition plan. 

Who is it for?

Lifeskills Challenge is for learners of all ages working from pre-Entry to Level 2. It can be used in a range of educational settings, such as schools, colleges, residential centres and training providers.

Facts and figures

  • Challenges take 10, 20 or 30 notional learning hours to complete
  • Challenges are internally moderated
  • Unlimited number of challenges per learner registration
  • Challenges available from 27 different topics including PSHE, independent living and employability
  • Opportunity to write your own challenges


Tutors can choose from existing challenges created by experienced ASDAN practitioners, or write and submit their own.

Challenges are designed to structure learning and demonstrate achievement in a range of curriculum areas. Learners work through their chosen challenges and collect evidence of their achievements. Challenges are internally moderated; learner evidence can be printed or kept electronically.

New centres are required to undertake an initial quality check with ASDAN prior to requesting certification for the first time. 

Centres can claim certification from ASDAN to reward learners' achievements. There is also the option of downloading a free statement of achievement after each completed challenge to reward small steps of progress.

Learner registration

In order to download and start work on your chosen challenges, you must purchase registrations for your learners. Learner registration costs £17.30 per person.

This registration lasts for 12 months, during which time the learner can complete as many challenges as required. The price includes one certification opportunity, along with the option to download statements of achievement along the way.


There is also an opportunity to purchase a registration extension for £10 per learner. Each learner will therefore have a subsequent year of registration. This will mean that all challenges roll over to the subsequent year and certification is also deferred.

Getting started

For centres new to ASDAN, your first step is to complete the Centre Registration Form. Current ASDAN centres need to ensure that Lifeskills Challenge is added to their centre's registration.

Following registration, you will be able to log in to the Lifeskills Challenge website. You will manage your candidates, browse and download challenges, submit challenges for approval and request certification from here.

Centres interested in writing and submitting their own challenges should contact their ASDAN regional relationship manager for advice.


All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.

Item Price
Lifeskills Challenge one-year learner registration (one per learner, includes certification) £17.30
Lifeskills Challenge one-year learner registration extension £10.00
Lifeskills Challenge challenge submission fee (per challenge) £8.65


All prices valid from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT.

What next?

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